A four year old boy has been airlifted to Hereford Hospital with life threatening injuries after being rescued from the River Wye at Rotherwas.

Emergency services received a call at 10.10am over concerns of the welfare of a child and were soon on the scene at Goodwin Way. Several police cars, ambulances, fire brigade and an air ambulance rushed to the aid of the young boy.

West Mercia Police have since confirmed that the young boy suffered life threatening injuries and remains in a serious condition in hospital.

Police Commander for Herefordshire, Superintendent Sue Thomas said:

“We were called at around 10.10am this morning to reports of a concern for welfare for a child.

“Shortly after, a four-year-old boy was rescued from the River Wye close to Outfall Works Road in Rotherwas, Hereford.

“A cordon was in place while emergency services treated the child at the scene.

“He was airlifted to Hereford Hospital where he remains with life threatening injuries.

“This is a terribly tragic incident and our thoughts are with the little boy and his family at this time.”